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Zentri Delivers Secure Connected Product Experiences for the Internet of Things, Announces a Unified New Brand

Zentri, the fast growing start-up BGV portfolio company, delivering Secure Connected Product Experiences for the Internet of Things, Announces a Unified New Brand. Building on the tremendous traction of ACKme Networks and Sensors.com, Zentri symbolizes the essential integration of secure hardware, software and services to help product companies launch connected experiences in a matter of weeks! Los Gatos, California – October 22 2015 – Zentri builds on ACKme Networks’ embedded product software excellence and Sensors.com’s cloud management services to create a single platform stack to help product companies build securely connected products for the IoT market. Zentri already powers over 650 customers’ products in a wide range of product verticals. Whether it is an industrial lighting system, energy management system or a home automation product, connecting the product securely to the cloud and providing a mobile first experience to control the product is at the center of Zentri’s platform design. Zentri’s Silicon-to-Cloud Secure Connected Product Platform has three core components that work in concert to deliver a delightful connected experience: ZentriOS, Zentri Cloud Services, and Zentri Mobile App Software Development Kit (SDK). The platform has security weaved into every element that increases the security posture of connected products without burdening the product developer. ZentriOS, the heart of the Silicon-to-Cloud Connected Product Platform, is the industry’s first purpose built secure operating system for IoT products. Rich embedded features such as device identification, authentication, simple one-click Wi-Fi setup and encryption are built right into ZentriOS. Products that are powered by ZentriOS can natively take advantage of Zentri Device Management Service which instantly enables reliable, secure OTA software updates to products, a real-time live map of in-market product status, etc., A unique part of the Silicon-to-Cloud architecture is the Zentri Cloud Connector which enables customers to use their existing cloud service provider to control and monitor the products that are in the field. This allows customers to own the product data that is collected and securely sent to the customer cloud service. Optionally, customers can choose Zentri’s managed cloud service to control and monitor products, as well as analyze product data, in the event the customer does not have their own cloud service provider. The platform is complete with a mobile app SDK that helps customers build mobile apps for IoT on Apple iOS and Google Android products in weeks. The mobile app SDK simplifies secure app-to-product connectivity, product setup using the mobile app, and determining the fastest way to connect to a product. This helps developers deliver a responsive, delightful app experience for the users. “This brand launch is in response to the experience we have gained working with customers to integrate the key elements of connected product platforms.” said Paul Fulton, CEO of Zentri, “Time and again, we heard that a complete and secure flexible stack that spans the software on the device, mobile apps and flexible cloud services to manage connected devices is essential to our customers’ success.” — Zentri is radically changing the way product companies deliver secure mobile and cloud connected products that deliver rich connected experiences. Leveraging Zentri’s Silicon-to-Cloud Secure Connected Product Platform, our customers get to market in weeks instead of years with highly secure and robust products. In addition to delivering the connected experience product buyers expect, we enable secure product authentication, seamless OTA software update, remote product diagnosis and analytics, and more.  The heart of our platform is ZentriOS, a complete product operating system embedded into Zentri’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE modules or available as standalone software, cloud device management software available as a service or as a connector for your existing cloud partner, and iOS/Android SDK’s for mobile app developers. Over 650 customers trust Zentri to securely connect their products and drive deep customer engagement. Learn more at www.zentri.com.